Thursday, February 4, 2016

Celebrating Grandpa's Birthday

Father | Daughter
Many, many moons ago, my Dad wore plaid.


Still in plaid today!

JP and I took Dad out to celebrate his birthday.  {Mom is in AZ for a few weeks visiting a friend, where the sun shines almost daily and it's warm.}   So, because he's left to fend for himself (and has lost 7 pounds), we decided to take him out on his birthday.  First we stopped for dinner at Willy McCoys and then headed over to his new favorite brew pub, Omni. Everyone got their fill of yummy food and beer (I was the designated driver) and we dropped him back off with some food & beer for the weekend.  It was a nice night for a birthday celebration in Minnesota!

Cheers to Many More!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

SnoDaze 2016

Henry went with his friend Teresa to SnoDaze.  His first real "formal" with a date.  They made a beautiful couple.  The group of students in his party had dinner at Crowne Plaza. Henry and his friend Tyler were the only two in 30 that were juniors; the rest were seniors that had been together since early elementary years in the Spanish Immersion school.



Henry & Teresa


part of the very large group




He kept saying he was now very comfortable in a tux...  his confidence was apparent.

love this boy with all my heart!

parent paparazzi


coat check volunteers #laxmoms

these boys! #laxboys

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Outback Bowl Halftime Show






Video courtesy of another band - this view from the back (Tennesse side) of the field.



photo by JJ Egge (AHS Marching Band Parent)




More to come!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Memories are made of this...


I am so thrilled for these two and the entire Armstrong High School Marching Band for the experiences that they have had this week in Florida. This is what memories and magic are made of... friendships, music and times together that culminate in life-long storytelling.

Catching a flight there tomorrow morning, I am thrilled to be able to finish up the week with them. They have another parade in Ybor City and will perform in the halftime show during the Outback Bowl.  Unfortunately, the halftime show is not televised, so between myself and a whole slew of parents, I am sure we will return with some video and pictures to share!



to be continued...